Those who travel know what's important on their journey. Volkswagen in Wolfsburg - Germany produces essential travel gear for the die-hard adventurist - a must have on long and far-away journeys.
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A satellite phone is a valuable asset on overland journeys – it’s the last communication straw for those who travel in remote regions and family and friends at home. On this journey we’ve used a Thuraya Satellite phone many times. Though calling is not hassle free – a bit about a much seen error on the popular first generation Thuraya Satellite phones.
In spring 2011 Garmin launched the Dezl 560 LT Truck navigator in Europe. The Garmin Dezl aims at those who drive large vehicles like trucks, lorries, RV’s and motorhomes. Here’s a hands-on impression of the Dezl navigator installed in a 1719AK Mercedes Benz expedition truck. Read about a few less known features.
A healthy starter motor is a great asset on overland journeys – specially when traveling with a heavy truck like the Mercedes Benz 1719AK expedition truck. Here’s a bit about the symptoms of a dying starter motor. Also a bush travelers trick to get a heavy diesel engine running.
Those who have built their own campervan, mobile home or RV know the importance of water tank level measurement. It answers the question how much drinking water is left for the journey. There are several commercial solutions, though not all work that easily or have priced themselves out of the market. Here's a simple LED based water level measurement system based on a popular Votronic measurement display.
After 6 years of continuous living and travel in a 1017A 4x4 Mercedes Benz truck we’re moving into a new house - a 1719A 4x4 expedition truck built in 1989. It’s a extremely rare opportunity - finding a remarkable expedition vehicle and at the same time being offered an unique place to move from one truck to the other. An impression of our new home since spring 2011.
During our years of overland travel we’ve heard much about it – Willys Treffen – an International overland travel event in Germany. It’s the yearly meeting point for the vehicle dependant overland traveler and enthusiasts. This year 2010 it was the 31-st time since 1979, named after the organizer Willy Janssen. An impression of this unique and totally amazing event with more than 650 vehicles in 2009 and at least equal in size in 2010.